Call for Presentations

To be considered for the 2018 IRE Program, read information below and email one submission form per topic.

 
Dates: February 6-8, 2018
 
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center |  New Orleans, Louisiana
 
Audience: Roofing Contractors, Architect/Engineers, Consultants, Building Owners/Facility Managers, Manufacturers, Distributors, Foremen, Superintendents, Project Managers
 
Courses: 44 sessions in 90 minute blocks
 
Deadline: Submit topic proposal and short bio by April 3, 2017
 
Final acceptance will be based on (but not limited to) the course's ability to meet submission standards, overall program/track specification and industry need. Additionally, our Advisory Committee (made up of NRCA staff, Informa Exhibitions representatives, industry leaders and editors) will review the proposed topics for relevancy and industry feedback. All approved courses will be submitted for continuing education and will therefore require syllabus handouts for attendees. Please note that vendors must be exhibitors in the show to be considered for a presentation.
 
The deadline for returning your submission for consideration is April 3, 2017, but you may continue to submit proposals after this date in the event of a cancellation or change to the schedule. Click to see a list of suggested educational session topics from IRE attendees.  
 
To be considered as a speaker, please complete the 2018 Call for Presentations Online Form
 
Questions? Contact Brandi McElhaney at 972.536.6392 or Michelle Rohmer at 972.536.6366.

Educational Tracks will include:

  • Technical – roof systems, techniques, product & industry trends, design theory/analysis, legal issues
  • Workplace Safety – risk management, safety procedures, insurance, OSHA Business – human resources, leadership/management skills, business "best practices," sales/marketing, client relationships, money management, field management, money matters, legal
  • Green Building – green building practices, solar energy, energy efficiency, sustainable and renewable resources to ensure environmental responsibility

Here is what we are looking for:

  • Information that can be immediately implemented in the workplace
  • How-to classes that stimulate and provide attendees with a new skill, technology or process
  • Topics that are innovative, stimulating and cutting-edge for the construction and roofing industry
  • Strong proposals that provide a better understanding of processes and techniques
  • Presenters with strong speaking experience and in-depth knowledge of subject matter presented
  • Topics related to roofing professionals, not generic in nature

What we are NOT looking for:

  • Product pitches
  • Topics that require the use of your organization's product
  • Niche focused topics that would only be relevant to a small audience